Thanks to Doug Cummings for posting this link.

It represents the votes of a long list of writers, many of whom would be on my list of the best film critics working today.

And the list itself is amazing, including so many great titles that will go overlooked by the Academy and other more commercial endeavors.

If you need a “Must-See” list of the most sophisticated, artful, provocative cinema 2006, you couldn’t do much better than this. I’ll be using this as my viewing guide for the next couple of months, tracking down the titles I haven’t seen yet (marked in blue).

1 The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
2 L’Enfant
3 The Departed
4 Inland Empire
5 Army of Shadows
6 Three Times
7 Old Joy
8 United 93
9 Children of Men
10 Half Nelson
11 The Queen
12 Climates
13 A Scanner Darkly
14 Pan’s Labyrinth
15 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
16 A Prairie Home Companion
17 Volver
18 Battle in Heaven
19 Letters From Iwo Jima
20 Mutual Appreciation

 

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